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What cpu/gpu to get to run bf3/bf4 on max settings

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January 20, 2013 10:37:45 PM

Hello, so im looking to get a new desktop, for now i will stick with a single lcd monitor. my question is what would you recommend for a cpu/gpu so i can play bf3/bf4 on max settings without stressing out the system?
January 20, 2013 10:50:33 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($91.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($152.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1287.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 19:49 EST-0500)

I'm assuming your building a new system. The 7970 is a better value in every other game but battlefield 3 lol. This SHOULD max out bf3 and bf4. We can only guess with bf4, though.
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January 20, 2013 11:35:18 PM

The above build is good - there's one thing I will heavily disagree with and that's the choice of cooler. Closed liquid loops are almost never a good idea when a strong air fan gives you the exact same overclocking results.

I'd go for something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($374.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1310.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 20:35 EST-0500)
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January 21, 2013 12:13:20 AM

The above build is good - there's two things I will heavily disagree with and that's the choice of cooler and the case
A $30 CM hyper 212 will be more than most people ever need even if they are overclocking
and white cases look silly when the rest of the build is black
January 21, 2013 12:43:45 AM

I think its up to the OP to decide what color he thinks is silly lol. I think a white case would be sexy ;D.
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January 21, 2013 3:41:30 AM

Outlander_04 said:
The above build is good - there's two things I will heavily disagree with and that's the choice of cooler and the case
A $30 CM hyper 212 will be more than most people ever need even if they are overclocking
and white cases look silly when the rest of the build is black


Both of my builds use white cases - I don't see what the harm is in using one.
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January 21, 2013 4:36:36 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJx2

Current pricing for the build is $1232.90 with an additional $25 in rebates bringing the system to about $1197.90 after rebates. This is an excellent price for an extremely good gaming build that will play pretty much everything you throw at it at high to ultra settings.

January 22, 2013 6:58:43 PM

thank you so much much for the advise, i will be using some of the old pc's items such as the 2 8 gb ddr3 sticks i got a few months back.if i could ask why pick the cpu you suggested? do you find it out performs a 6 or 8 core or is that just over kill? im really concerned with getting the right cpu this time my last dual core choice was poor and very disapointing i dont want to make that mistake again, the rest of the system can be replaced with ease if i make a poor choice picking a bad cpu is a different story. oh and i have no interest in trying to overclock,those days are over for me.i just want to play my games and have a good experience doing so without having to go through my setting lowering things to play them better.i want to have everything cranked up to the max and have my pc yawn at me begging for more.
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January 22, 2013 7:31:58 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Both of my builds use white cases - I don't see what the harm is in using one.



Im pretty sure that in some countries thats a crime against good taste
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January 22, 2013 7:35:09 PM

whats ur country of origin. and maximum budget in ur currency, need windows.lcd.?

January 22, 2013 9:41:55 PM

i live in the U.S. trying to stay around $1000 - $1500. I dont want to waste money on going way over board but i d not want to sacrifice any performance or quality of my gaming experience either.i also already have windows 7 pro.
a c 105 à CPUs
January 22, 2013 9:44:25 PM

do u need monitor.keyboard+mouse?

January 22, 2013 9:47:09 PM

no i have all components from my current gaming machine. i am only upgrading the tower.
a c 105 à CPUs
January 22, 2013 9:48:20 PM

ok,

so u want 1k or 1.5k what do u prefer?

January 22, 2013 9:53:19 PM

well obviously i would rather lower than higher, but as i stated previously i do not want the game play to be affected. i want what what i need to run battlefield 3 and the up coming bf4 on max everything with zero struggle.
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January 22, 2013 10:00:05 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z22c
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z22c/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z22c/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 Series – MAX IOPS Edition 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: 3570k ($220.00)
Total: $1451.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 18:59 EST-0500)


Base Total: $1474.03
Mail-in Rebates: -$23.00
Total: $1451.03


there, u wanna blow up bf4 heres something that will make u snipe and survive warfare :D 

January 22, 2013 10:15:55 PM

thank you very much for the time you spent helping me.oh what cpu would you suggest for this build?
a c 105 à CPUs
January 22, 2013 10:38:36 PM

its in there. 3570k. included at the bottom, its cuz pcpartpicker chooses microcenter rebate automatically so u gotta manually enter customparts.

its all there.

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